With the pandemic, there are now 43 million people signed up for food assistance through SNAP.
For things like groceries and gasoline, prices are actually up.
Everything you ever wanted to know about inflation.
Food prices have been down all year. Yes, even turkey prices.
A common price index for chicken meat is raising questions.
What would be the economic effect if Americans wasted less food?
The Department of Agriculture's final report for 2012 says farm income increased despite the drought, because of high prices for crops that made it to market. But the drought is continuing into winter and could affect next year's harvests.
Weather, speculation, and the economy all impact food prices. So are you paying more for groceries today than in decades past? Find out with the Marketplace Grocery Shop Simulator.